The heart is the most vital muscle in the whole body. It is our life pump and when it is not properly fed with wholesome foods & love it suffers malfunction, weakness, degeneration and eventually many other health issues.
Fortunately enough we have been blessed with the perfect herbal ally to help restore and revitalize the heart and the entire cardiovascular system.
What is this miracle herb I am talking about? Hawthorn of course!
From the earliest records, Hawthorn is one of the sacred trees. Its magic and medicine are ancient and memorable. The parts of the Hawthorn bush that are used for medicinal purposes are the berries and the leaves.
Hawthorn Berries are considered by many to be the best heart tonic or food, used historically to help restore optimum health of the heart. The botanical name for Hawthorn Berry is Crataegus laevigata – The genus name, “Crataegus” comes from the Greek word, “Kratos”, meaning hardness, strength or power.
*Hawthorn is also know by, Haw, White Thorn, May Day Flower and May Blossom. The berries of the Hawthorn are collected in the fall after they turn a dark purple.
~ Hawthorn berries are high in vitamins B1, B2, C, calcium, iron and phosphorus. ~
Hawthorn Berry increases the body’s ability to utilize oxygen and the heart’s ability to utilize calcium. It helps regulate high and low blood pressure, and breaks down fat deposits and cholesterol in the body. Hawthorn has been proven to reduce calcification of arterial plaque, which hardens and narrows the arteries leading to the heart. In studies, Hawthorn Berries have proven to work equally as well as Captopril, a prescription drug, in the treatment of Stage 2 heart disease. The wonderful aspect of Hawthorn Berries was the added benefit of lowering blood pressure, lower heart rates while exercising, improved stamina and endurance while exercising, pumped more blood at lower pressure, had less fatigue, and less shortness of breath. When compared with NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), patients had an increase of blood pressure, whereas the Hawthorn Berry reduced blood pressure.
One of my favorite ways to use Hawthorn Berries is as a syrup. I have seen over the years that this is the most delicious and easiest way for my clients and others to benefit from Hawthorn’s many GIFTS!
Regular use of Hawthorn Berry syrup can help with:
- Leakage of the heart
- Lowering blood pressure
- Raising blood pressure
- Healing “broken” hearts
- Lowering high cholesterol
- Weight-loss/Water reduction
- Congenital heart disorders
- Scarring from former heart attacks
- Revitalizing the whole cardiovascular system
- Preventing heart disease, heart attack and stroke
“There are no contraindications and no overdose of hawthorn. It is safe to take with any other medicine, including other heart medicines. (Though it is redundant to take blood pressure medicine after taking hawthorn for three months.)” – Susun Weed
The original Dr. John R. Christopher formulated his own Hawthorn Berry Heart Syrup and called it, “heart food.” When I studied under Dr. Christopher’s teachings I became very familiar with his Divinely inspired formulas and have not only used them personally for many years but have seen great results with my clients!
To purchase just click the link below and start loving your HEART today!
Far more than a pump, as was once believed, the heart is now recognized by scientists as a highly complex system with its own functional “brain.”
Peace & Love,
Liz – The Raw Herbalist
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and cannot be legally used to treat or cure any disease.